A five-month-old baby has been abandoned in a Dubai hotel by his mother, who has fled the country.
The baby boy was in the care of the family’s maid for eight days, when the maid chose to inform police of the mother’s disappearance.
According to reports, the Kenyan mother left the child in the hotel with the Ethiopian maid and has returned to Kenya.
The baby, who suffers from breathing conditions, is now in the care of the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children.
The authorities have been in touch with the boy’s American father, who said he left the country prior to the child’s birth.